Analyst Ratings for Union Pacific Corp. (UNP)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for UNP last month.

A buy rating was issued by 15 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for UNP by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 137, implying potential capital gains of 35.11 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 102, implying a possible loss of 0.59 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.29 percent. That number becomes -1.29 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.7 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.94 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 6 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of UNP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.26 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. UNP has a PEG ratio of 4.31.

UNP has traded between a high of 115.15 and a low of 87.06 over the past year. Currently the stock is 16.47 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 11.94 percent. UNP has a price/earnings ratio of 18.37. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UNP value stock report compares UNP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of UNP is $83.58 billion. UNP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.